Items tagged with data breach

A hacker is attempting to sell what they claim is stolen source code and a database of more than 69 million user accounts from Neopets, a popular virtual pets website that launched all the way back in 1999. The official Neopets account on Twitter has posted a message saying it is investigating the data breach and... Read more...
Would it truly be 2022 if we were not informed of at least one data breach each week? Sadly, no institution is safe from the hands of bad actors. Flagstar Bank recently disclosed that 1.5 million of its customers were impacted by a data breach. The data breach occurred between December 3rd and December 4th, 2021... Read more...
When Coca-Cola started its “Share A Coke” campaign in the early 2010s, it was certainly not thinking of this. A ransomware group dubbed “Stormous” has reportedly stolen 161GB of data from Coca-Cola. The data is currently for sale on the dark web, although Coca-Cola has not confirmed the breach. The data includes... Read more...
With data breaches and malware on the rise, millions are turning on two-factor authentication (2FA) to try and protect themselves from an attack. One of the most popular apps to use with 2FA, Google Authenticator, has just hit a very big milestone because of it. People have been bombarded with headlines about... Read more...
It would seem that not even GoDaddy can keep all the children of the internet behaving as they should. The very popular internet domain registrar and web hosting giant announced yesterday that its security was compromised last week. GoDaddy announced yesterday that it had discovered on November 17th there was an... Read more...
Last week saw its share of data breaches and leaks, and Twitch was by no means spared from it all. Today, however, Twitch downplayed the massive security breach it was hit with, insisting on its blog that the damage only affected a small fraction of its users, with not much compromised. The Twitch data breach left... Read more...
This week has seen its share of headlines concerning data breaches and leaks. Late last night Twitch reported on its blog page that its data breach was "due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change that was subsequently accessed by a malicious third party.”" They went on to say that they are working with... Read more...
Getting fired from a job is something that many people have dealt with at some point and can be devastating emotionally and financially. Some people take being fired in stride and move on to the next venture, while others go off the deep with violence or other criminal acts. Such is the case of Juliana Barile, an... Read more...
T-Mobile came under fire after a recent data breach exposed the private data of nearly 50 million customers. Shortly after the attack was made public, T-Mobile issued a boilerplate public response confirming many of the incident's details. "We take our customers' protection very seriously and we will continue to work... Read more...
Earlier this week, it was alleged that T-Mobile suffered a devastating data breach that resulted in the leak of personal data from over 100 million customers. Today, T-Mobile confirmed the breach, but the number of affected individuals is less than half of what was previously reported. The confirmed 47 million... Read more...
It looks as though Facebook isn't the only online platform dealing with the fallout from a massive user data breach. Following reports of a data breach that includes information from 500 million LinkedIn users, officials for the company today confirmed those findings. According to a new report, hackers scraped the... Read more...
The internet is a place where it's difficult to trust anything that anyone says. A recent case of more than a handful of VPN providers who claim to keep no logs of their user's activity, yet leaked activity logs, highlights that you can't trust anyone online. As it turns out, the seven VPN providers were logging user... Read more...
Nearly two years ago, OnePlus announced that it had experienced a security breach that resulted in the credit card details of roughly 40,000 customers being stolen. "We are also working with our current payment providers to implement a more secure credit card payment method, as well as conducting an in-depth security... Read more...
MoviePass members have reason to be concerned with the service. A security researcher from SpiderSilk named Mossab Hussein has announced that he found a major flaw in MoviePass servers. The flaw exposed a database that contained 161 million records and it is still growing in real-time. The researcher says the many of... Read more...
Hacks are happening all the time with some giving information on user accounts like the Flipboard hack we talked about recently. Other hacks are much grander in scale, like the attack against the city of Baltimore that resulted in most of the cities systems being locked out. Another significant hack has happened, and... Read more...
It is time to unleash your inner Boba Fett. Facebook just announced a bounty program that will award people who uncover data abuses. The program offers up to $40,000 USD for substantiated cases. Facebook's chief security officer, Alex Stamos stated that the bounty program “Will help us find the cases of data abuse... Read more...
Under Armor is a big name in the athletic clothing world. In addition to clothing, the company also has an app that is meant to allow people to track their food intake and nutrition to help get fit (and stay) fit. The app is very popular with users on iOS and Android, but it has suffered a major data breach. Under... Read more...
Computer hackers accessed personally identifiable information and financial details belonging to around 1,400 University of Virginia workers as part of an email phishing scam, the University announced. An internal investigation determined that the culprits first accessed the stolen records in early November 2014 and... Read more...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is ticked off and with good reason. Experian, which just so happens to process credit applications for T-Mobile, reported today that it was hit with a massive database breach. Experian describes the incident as an “unauthorized acquisition of information from a server” that contained “some... Read more...
The parade of banks, insurance companies and retailers that have suffered data breaches has caused many people to store their passwords with sites like LastPass. The security company creates a unique password for each of the user’s logins and provides access to those passwords via a single, master password. Now, LastPass is admitting that Read more...
After what's being described as a "massive data breach" at Global Payments, Visa has decided to part ways with the payment processor and try its luck elsewhere, Global Payments CEO Paul Garcia said, according to a report in the Associated Press. MasterCard, meanwhile, is either willing to give Global Payments the benefit of the doubt that... Read more...
As you head into the weekend getting ready to party and celebrate the end of another long and grueling work week, take some time to keep tabs on your MasterCard and Visa accounts. If you don't, you could be in for a rude awakening when you go to pay for drinks and find out that your card has been declined. At issue... Read more...
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